Podcatcher Idea, I listen in the car. I often want to make a note or respond. I’d like a voice controlled function: I’d say make a note, the app would record a short audio note stamped with the current episode and time. Later I’d review and perhaps make a reply post.
I wonder if we should spend some time explaining to pupils why we choose the tools we use, the affordances of said tools and the drawbacks. In the case of “free” tools why companies give them away. I don’t believe we think about these reasons in enough depth.
This seems like a cool potential way of doing all sorts of things in the IndieWeb space for WordPress. I’m curious what it looks like from other perspectives. I’ll have to think this through a bit…
In the end though, it still feels too much like individuals trying to solve problems that should be better handled by feed readers and the platforms.
As part of my summer holiday fun with WordPress I though I might create a ‘proper’ RSS feed for my microcast.
There are quite a few podcast plugins that would do the job but I though it might be interesting to try a bit of DIY.
Back when I started a class podcast at Radio Sandaig I used to creat…
Eek! Less than two weeks till back to school. Some prep arrived in post this morning.
The great thing about a syndication is that the content doesn’t go away if the syndication does. Any discussion can take place on the participating sites. All the hub does is make it easy to read and make connections. Micro.blog reminds me of this in many ways, although the participants are not grouped round a class or topic.
This is a summary of my presentation for PressED – A WordPress and Education, Pedagogy and Research Conference on Twitter.
I find my self on Aaron Davis’ blog a lot these days. He is doing what I’d like to do if I could squeeze a few more hours into a day exploring the IndieWeb. Great to see an edublogger diving deep into this stuff.
Thank you John for the mention. The blogger who I think you were trying to remember is Bill Ferriter. He wrote an interesting post reflecting on the myth of audience.
I sometimes wonder if people like Dave Winer and Alan Levine are the real ‘Big B Bloggers’. This is not because they curate a platform for financial purposes, which they don’t, but because they each in their own ways take blogging to the extremes of what is possible. I consider their pursuit as both cognitive and technical. I think that Micro.blog and #IndieWeb communities capture this too. This is the Big B blogging that I am interested in.
Marianna & John discussing the use of online generators. Easy to use software.
- Do these make us or our students lazy? (I could do this from scratch but I can’t be bothered)
- Do we end up with generator-envy? ( I will never be able to produce something as good as it does)
- Do they offer a way into digital literacy that might encourage novices to learn more sophisticated tool?
- Should we be using generators in class, if they have the potential to discourage learning?
- Is some friction in tool use better for learning than ease?
I am enjoying tinkering with syndicating to spaces like Diigo and Twitter. One of the challenges is developing a workflow (that seems to be the ongoing challenge.) Maybe Microblogs might support that?
is the amount of interaction that you seem to get. This post is a prime example.
I do wonder though in regards to Micro.Blogs whether it is about the features and affordances of the platform or if it is the community that exists there? Or are they intertwined, somehow learning from each other?